Kenton County School District
Ft. Wright, Kentucky
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Kenton County School District is the fifth largest school district in Kentucky, serving grades pre-K-12. Kenton County School District has been engaging staff, students, and the community in energy management and energy education since 2005. As ENERGY STAR partners for more than a decade, Kenton County School District has been nationally recognized for its award-winning energy education program. Kenton County School District is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for outstanding energy management and energy education programs. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Avoiding more than $1.4 million in energy costs in 2017 through energy management and reduction, equivalent to 38 teaching positions, and saving more than $11 million since 2005.
- Raising the average ENERGY STAR score across entire portfolio of benchmarked buildings to 91, a two-point increase over 2016.
- Completing a $5 million project through an Energy Savings Performance Contract. This includes upgrading 90 percent of all school interior lighting to LEDs, replacing one school heating and cooling system, and replacing two school roofs.
- Engaging community in energy savings by publicly posting ENERGY STAR scores on district website and in schools, distributing weekly interval data reports to building managers, and providing a monthly energy report to the Board of Education.
- Reducing district-wide source energy usage by 4 percent since 2016.